SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - The Santa Barbara City Fire Department will be offering Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training beginning Tuesday, May 7.
The CERT course is being offered to train people to take care of themselves and their neighbors following a disaster.
The CERT classes will be conducted at Santa Barbara City Fire Station 1, which is located at 121 W. Carrillo Street. The classes will be held for eight consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. beginning Tuesday May 7th and concluding on Tuesday, June 25.
The course agenda includes disaster preparedness, fire safety and suppression, disaster medical operations-assessment and treatment, light search and rescue operations, CERT organization, disaster psychology and terrorism overview. The course will end with a disaster exercise where the class will utilize the skills they have learned in the program.
Men and women 18 years or older who are interested in becoming CERT trained should call the City's Office of Emergency Services at (805) 564-5711 or e-mail Yolanda McGlinchey, Emergency Services Manager, at email@example.com. The registration form and informational flyer can be downloaded at www.santabarbaraca.gov/oes.